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When you’re considering how to utilize the space under the stairs, many ideas may come to mind. However, it’s worth contemplating a new project in advance to avoid wasting the available space. Often, many people opt for a straightforward solution, which is placing a traditional rectangular wardrobe in a vacant area. Nevertheless, there remains plenty of unused space on the sides. A good solution would be a built-in wardrobe under the slope or a wardrobe with a sliding system, which will perfectly fill the entire vacant space.

Why is a built-in wardrobe under the slope the best choice?

Selecting furniture for your apartment is an exceedingly challenging topic. In this case, it’s worthwhile to consult with an interior designer. However, if you already have a vision of how you want your apartment to look, that’s already half the success. The choice between a built-in wardrobe under the slope or a sliding system under the stairs will depend on how you plan to furnish the space. Furniture styles such as rustic, vintage, Scandinavian, and many other models should be perfectly tailored to such a built-in setup. You should combine these pieces of furniture with the appropriate colour scheme and style. All of this should be considered before planning the project.

In the spaces under the stairs, customers often opt for ill-fitted shelves, desks, or even a cosy corner. This can also be an interesting alternative, but it’s more suitable for small apartments where there’s no room for a full-size living room. However, if you have a larger space, creating a wardrobe under the slope can be an ideal way to hide household appliances or dining tableware. After all, nobody wants to see ironing boards or vacuum cleaners. A well-designed sliding system, wardrobe under the slope or under-stairs storage will help you maintain order in your apartment.

When to choose hinged doors, and when to choose sliding doors for a sloping wardrobe under the stairs?

Opting for hinged doors in a sloping wardrobe is decidedly a more cost-effective solution. It makes sense when the slope isn’t too large. However, it’s essential to pay attention to how the space in front of such a wardrobe is utilized. If there’s something in front of it or you plan to place something in that area, unfortunately, this choice will be ill-suited. Using a wardrobe that you can’t easily swing open will be much more challenging. You should leave free space in front of such a wardrobe to use the furniture comfortably. In such cases, a better solution would be to install a sliding door system. This choice is perfect for small apartments where you want to place a sofa and a coffee table in front of the sliderobe. Sliding doors will be the proverbial “icing on the cake.” They won’t occupy additional space, and at the same time, they will help create a modern interior. It’s worth noting, however, that such a solution should be planned during the staircase design to ensure the slope is appropriately created.

Sliding wardrobes under the stairs are a very popular solution, especially in Ireland, where multi-storey family homes are prevalent. At Slide Systems, we have proven solutions for this type of installation and extensive experience in designing and installing it. We use a variety of materials and can create furniture that perfectly complements any interior style. The only limit here is your imagination – and, of course, the stairs.

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